News is coming in from reliable sources that at about five p.m. today two members of the group (Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna) and one male staff member were wounded at a handshake event in Iwate prefecture. The culprit, a 24-year old male, was carrying a small hand saw. Lives of the involved are not in danger. According to a news report over at NHK the concerned are conscious and being treated in a nearby hospital. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140525/j64577310000.html Statement to the press from AKS 本日、岩手県滝沢市：岩手産業文化センターアピオにて開催されましたＡＫＢ４８ ３３ｒｄシングル「ハート・エレキ」３５ｔｈシングル「前しか向かねえ」の握手会会場にて、ＡＫＢ４８メンバー入山杏奈・川栄李奈、及び会場整理スタッフ１名が刃物を持ったファンに襲われ、手を負傷しました。 現状、入山・川栄・会場整理スタッフは病院で手当てを受けております。３人ともに命に別状はございません。 ファンの皆様にご心配おかけしましたことを深くお詫び申し上げます。入山・川栄の症状がわかり次第、改めてご報告させていただきます。 なお、川栄と入山は同じレーンで握手会を行っており、被害に遭った。男は一列に並んだレーンから突然襲いかかったという。 Today, at the "Heart Ereki" / "Mae shika mukanee" handshake event held at the Iwate Industry Culture & Convention Center in Takizawa City, AKB48 members Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna and a staff member were attacked by a fan carrying an edged tool. They sustained injuries to the hands. The three are currently being taken care of. Their lives are not in danger. We deeply apologize for the worry and distress this is causing the fans. We will further report on the condition of the two members once it becomes clearer. Kawaei and Iriyama were part of the same handshake lane. The male culprit was in line when suddenly attacking both members. ======================== Continue to check the OP for any upcoming news. Please don't spread rumors.